Glasgow & West Scotland

Hugh McPhee admits stab attack in Shettleston's Drum bar

A man has admitted carrying out an unprovoked knife attack on two strangers in a pub while wearing a stab-proof vest.

Hugh McPhee, 39, stabbed 57-year-old Isaac Armstrong, and Samuel Freeman, 55, as they played pool in the Drum bar in Shettleston, Glasgow, in July.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how McPhee appeared "angry" in the pub and was later seen putting on a police-style vest before attacking the men.

Judge Lady Stacey deferred sentence.

McPhee, from Shettleston, was remanded in custody.

The 39-year-old admitted assaulting Mr Armstrong to the danger of life.

'Jumpy and anxious'

The victim suffered a number of wounds and was left scarred for life.

McPhee also pleaded guilty to attacking Mr Freeman to his severe injury.

The 55-year-old's injuries were less serious than Mr Armstrong's, but the court heard the attack had left him "jumpy and anxious".

During the incident, McPhee also repeatedly tried to strike 54-year-old Daniel Ferguson before fleeing the pub.

It later emerged that he has previous convictions for possessing a knife.

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